A 16-year-old girl went home from a private party in Meiningen in the early morning hours of last Saturday.She was pursued by an 31-year-old man whom she had met shortly before at the celebration. In the street Nachtigallenstraße the man, of Iranian origin, tried to harass the girl, which she rejected.However, he did not stop his attempt, attacked her, pushed the girl to the ground and sexually abused her. The young girl screamed for help several times, the 31-year-old let her go and fled. A witness spotted the girl and called the police.The police were able to arrest the man after a short time. Immediately after the arrest, the Criminal Investigation Department took over the investigation and on Sunday the offender was brought before the responsible magistrate, who issued the arrest warrant. The man was sent to a prison in Thuringia. The investigations of the criminal investigation department are continuing.